Brown, Silas M. (d. 1868)


Silas Brown arrived in Wauwatosa in 1837 and established himself as a farmer. During the winter, he traveled the area burning limekilns for the production of lime, necessary to make concrete, mortar and soften water. Brown established the first lime kiln in Milwaukee County soon after his arrival to the area.

To see a very good sample of a exisitng/rebuilt lime kiln, go to the Ozaukee County webpage, Lime Kiln Park or the Milwaukee County Historical website, Trimborn Farm located in Greenfield Wisconsin.